Articles by Sirena Rubinoff


Glass Sliding Door Security

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Glass sliding doors are a beautiful addition to any home. They allow a good deal of natural light to enter the house, and when open, a flow of fresh air. However, as beautiful...


Zero Rez Carpet Cleaning

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

In an age when you can find an ecologically friendly version of almost every cleaning product, it’s amazing that chemical carpet cleaners are still being used. No-residue carpet...


Home Roof Inspection

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

A home roof inspection is a must for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Sellers are obligated to disclose the condition of the roof on the home that they are selling, and buyers...


Leaking Skylight: Why It Happens and What to Do

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Skylights are meant to let in extra light, not water. Added natural light makes your home feel brighter and more spacious, but leaking skylights can take all that beauty away and...


Repairing, Draining and Cleaning Your Downspouts and Gutters

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Photo credit: Gutter Stuff Your home’s downspouts and gutters are a very important part of your roof drainage system. Regular cleaning and maintenance will ensure that your...


How To Thaw Frozen Pipes

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Some might say there’s nothing better than a warm cup of tea or a hot shower on a cold winter day. However, the hot water you enjoy inside your home can only get there if your...


Choosing Washing Machines: Front Load

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Everyone has to do laundry, but not everyone knows that the type of machine you wash your clothes in can make a big difference to your energy and water bills. There are two types...


10 Tips for Gardening with a Bad Back

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Sep 12, 2010

Gardening is a favorite pastime of many Americans. It is an opportunity to breathe fresh air, beautify your home and exercise your muscles. Back pain, however, can take the joy out...


Use a Mattress Encasement for Bed Bug Prevention

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Aug 05, 2010

Bed bugs are a non-discriminating pest. They live in residences of all kinds – large and small, expensive and cheap – and can cause real problems if not dealt with in...


How to Find and Eliminate Bed Bugs

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Aug 05, 2010

If you’ve ever woken up with a line of small red bites on your skin, you’ve probably been the victim of bedbugs. These tiny, annoying critters are like little vampires...